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1972 African Cup of Nations

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Host country  Cameroon
Champions  Congo (1st title)
Third place  Cameroon
Dates  23 Feb 1972 – 5 Mar 1972
Best player  François M'Pelé
Goals scored  53
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Runners-up  Mali
Fourth place  Zaire
Top scorer  Fantamady Keita
Teams  8
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Champion  Congo national football team
Similar  1974 African Cup of N, 1982 African Cup of N, 1957 African Cup of N, 1976 African Cup of N, 1984 African Cup of N

The 1972 African Cup of Nations was the eighth edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Cameroon, in the cities of Yaoundé and Douala. Just like in 1970, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. The People's Republic of the Congo won its first championship, beating Mali in the final 3−2.


Qualified teams

The 8 qualified teams are:


5 goals
  • Fantamady Keita
  • 4 goals
    3 goals
    2 goals
    1 goal

    CAF Team of the tournament


  • Allal Ben Kassou
  • Defenders

  • Abdella "Kaunda" El-Ser
  • Tshimen Bwanga
  • Paul Nlend
  • Boujemaa Benkhrif
  • Midfielders

  • Noël Birindi Minga
  • Mayanga Maku
  • Paul-Gaston N'Dongo
  • Jean-Pierre Tokoto
  • Forwards

  • Kakoko Etepé
  • François M'Pelé
  • References

    1972 African Cup of Nations Wikipedia

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